Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 3rd Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, McGrath is bang on target first up and Trescothick leaves the ball alone

0.2

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, banged in short and this one climbs on Trescothick. Brute of a ball, Trescothick fends it awkwardly and the ball flies over the slip for four

0.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fuller this time and just outside the off, McGrath right on the money as usual, played at and missed

0.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and a touch straighter, on middle and leg, defensive shot played and missed, rapped on the pad

0.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, perfect line and length again, seam bolt upright, Trescothick thinks about playing but withdraws the bat at the last moment

0.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

England 4/0   ME Trescothick 4* (6b 1x4)

2.1

McGrath to Trescothick, 3 runs, on the pads this time and Trescothick has no trouble working the ball through mid-wicket and the batsmen run the first two hard enough to pick up a third

2.3

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 no ball, just short of a length and outside the off, another one that does a bit off the pitch, moving away from the left-handed Trescothick

2.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, outside the off and shaping away, left alone

2.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, defended towards point with an angled bat

2.5

McGrath to Trescothick, 2 runs, on the pads again and eased through mid-wicket for a couple of runs

2.6

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, short and a bit of width outside the off, Trescothick glides this one past gully to the vacant third-man region for a boundary to end the over

England 17/0   ME Trescothick 13* (12b 2x4)

4.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper. You're going to see a bit of that line while McGrath is bowling!

4.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, Trescothick stands tall and defends back down the pitch with a straight bat

4.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, slightly fuller and just outside the off, left alone to Adam Gilchrist

4.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, good length ball just outside the off, a hint of away movement, left alone to the keeper

4.5

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, Dropped! fullish and outside the off, edged neatly towards first slip, no movement of the feet, Gilchrist dives in front of first slip and goes for the one-handed catch and grasses the catch!

England 18/0   ME Trescothick 14* (17b 2x4)

5.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

5.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length, on the off and pacy at 92.6 MPH, defended to point with an angled bat

5.3

Lee to Trescothick, 1 no ball, short ball banged in, down the leg side and a no-ball to boot

5.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, on the middle and leg this time, not quite short but certainly not full, clipped to Simon Katich under the helmet at short leg

5.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short ball and on the stumps, Trescothick fends awkwardly down to the slips cordon

5.5

Lee to Trescothick, 1 run, short of a length and on the off, Trescothick drops the ball down to his toes with a gentle dab and takes off for a quick single

England 20/0   ME Trescothick 15* (23b 2x4)

6.1

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven through cover for a quick single, the strike is rotating quite nicely for England here

England 21/0   ME Trescothick 16* (24b 2x4)

8.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fullish ball on the off, defended carefully towards cover

8.2

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, another short one, this time from McGrath and not quite as menacing as Lee, Trescothick sways out of the way

8.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fullish and outside the off, this time Trescothick has a poke and misses, the ball just beats the outside edge and goes to the keeper

8.4

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

8.5

McGrath to Trescothick, 2 runs, fullish and on the off, Trescothick waits on the ball and punches well, the ball beats mid-off and a couple of runs result

8.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, fuller and outside the off, Trescothick shoulders arms and leaves the ball alone to the keeper

England 26/0   ME Trescothick 18* (30b 2x4)

9.4

Lee to Trescothick, 1 wide, short one banged in but it is very short and high, so much so that it is called a wide

9.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

9.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and far outside the off, angling away from the left-handed Trescothick, left alone

9.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and on the off, played to cover

England 28/1   ME Trescothick 18* (33b 2x4)

10.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, on the off to the left-handed Trescothick who watches the ball onto bat and defends back down the pitch

10.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the off, Trescothick edges but down into the ground and to the slips cordon

England 29/1   ME Trescothick 18* (35b 2x4)

12.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, played down to gully

12.2

McGrath to Trescothick, 1 run, fullish and on the off, Trescothick drops the ball down to the off side and steals a single

England 40/1   ME Trescothick 19* (37b 2x4)

13.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, 4 byes, short one outside the off, left alone, the ball dips and swings late and Gilchrist fails to collect, giving away four byes

13.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, just a hint of swing for Gillespie, left alone and this time Gilchrist collects to ironic cheers from the crowd

13.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

13.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the pads, worked to the on side

13.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, Trescothick drives away from his body and edges the ball back on to his pad

13.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and on the off, played back towards cover with an angled bat

England 44/1   ME Trescothick 19* (43b 2x4)

14.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, full and pushed through just wide of the off stump, left alone to the keeper

England 49/1   ME Trescothick 19* (44b 2x4)

15.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, Trescothick plays a push and the ball goes off the inside edge just past the stumps and to fine-leg

15.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven to point

15.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, 2 runs, just short of a good length and on the pads, worked through fine-leg for a couple more

England 58/1   ME Trescothick 23* (47b 2x4)

16.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, plenty of effort from Lee sending down this one just short of a length outside the off, loud grunt a la Monica Seles at the point of delivery, left alone

16.3

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, a bit of width outside the off stump and Trescothick can put that away through cover with a confident stroke

16.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, slightly shorter this time and on the stumps, this one comes back in a bit and cuts Trescothick in half

16.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, back of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

16.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, on the stumps, good length, defended to the leg side

England 65/1   ME Trescothick 27* (52b 3x4)

17.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, Trescothick tries to clip the ball away but only manages to edge on to his pad. A quick single is stolen

England 67/1   ME Trescothick 28* (53b 3x4)

18.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just back of a length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

18.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just back of a length once more, outside the off, played to point with an angled bat

18.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, defended towards cover

18.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off, driven to cover

18.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, once again just short of a good length and outside the off, driven to cover

18.6

Lee to Trescothick, 3 runs, very full but on the pads, Lee trying for the yorker there, Trescothick picks up the line and length early and drives through midwicket

England 70/1   ME Trescothick 31* (59b 3x4)

19.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

19.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and on the stumps, driven hard at, the ball goes off the inside edge to square-leg

19.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 leg bye, back of a length and on the pads, flick played and missed, off the pad to fine-leg

England 71/1   ME Trescothick 31* (62b 3x4)

20.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

20.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short ball banged in halfway down the pitch, Trescothick has no difficulty in ducking under that one

20.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, another short one, and once again Trescothick leaves the ball alone

20.4

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Trescothick throws his bat hard at it and the ball runs down to the third-man fence

20.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven to cover

20.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, punched back down the pitch towards mid-off

England 79/1   ME Trescothick 34* (68b 4x4)

22.2

Lee to Trescothick, (no ball) 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, guided past gully but there is a third-man in place now

22.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, Lee comes round the wicket, driven to cover

22.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, defended back down the pitch to end the over

England 93/1   ME Trescothick 35* (71b 4x4)

24.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off stump, decent pace as well, punched to the off side

24.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, quick one on the off stump, Lee operating from round the wicket, driven to cover

24.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone outside the off stump

24.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, another quick one angling in to Trescothick and tucking him up for room, chopped down to the off side

24.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, once again on the stumps and Trescothick is forced to play, and he does, dabbing the ball back towards the bowler

24.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, driven to point and two maiden overs signal lunch!

England 93/1   ME Trescothick 35* (77b 4x4)

26.1

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, defended carefully back down the pitch

26.2

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, full and on the off, Trescothick plants his front foot down the pitch and punches well, the timing is so good that the ball runs away for four

26.3

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, on the off and full, defended to cover

26.4

McGrath to Trescothick, FOUR, full and outside the off, Trescothick defends but the ball moves enough off the seam to take the outside edge and run down to the third-man fence

26.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, round the wickets and angled in to the left-handed Trescothick, defended

26.6

McGrath to Trescothick, 3 runs, short one dug in, Trescothick pulls but it's not the most convincing shot, lands safely in the deep

England 105/1   ME Trescothick 46* (83b 6x4)

27.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and down the leg side, played at and missed, through to the keeper

27.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, fuller and a bit quicker too, defended to the off side

27.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, angling away, left alone to the keeper

27.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and pushed through as bit further outside the off, left alone to the keeper

27.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the pads, worked to midwicket

27.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 no ball, full and on the off, defensive shot played. The ball goes off the inside edge back on to pad and there is a stifled shout for lbw

27.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, FOUR, timed magnificently back past the bowler to the long-off fence to bring up Trescothick's half-century! Cracking shot that

England 110/1   ME Trescothick 50* (90b 7x4)

28.5

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, defended towards cover

28.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, defended back down the pitch

England 120/1   ME Trescothick 50* (92b 7x4)

29.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, whipped down to fine-leg for a single

29.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, back of a length and on the off, driven to cover

29.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, and once again just short of a length and on the stumps and defended to the off side

England 123/1   ME Trescothick 51* (95b 7x4)

31.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off, driven well but straight back to Gillespie who bends low in his follow-through and fields

31.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 wide, short ball banged in but it is so high that Billy Bowden calls it a wide

31.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, fullish and on the off, edged back onto the pad

31.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, Trescothick angles the ball past point and takes a single

England 125/1   ME Trescothick 52* (98b 7x4)

34.6

McGrath to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, punched to point

England 142/1   ME Trescothick 52* (99b 7x4)

35.2

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, fullish and on the off, spinning in to the left-handed Trescothick, defended past short-leg

35.5

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up and outside the off, defended with bat and pad held close together

35.6

Warne to Trescothick, FOUR, tossed up just a bit more and Trescothick is able to fetch it from outside off and swat it through midwicket

England 149/1   ME Trescothick 57* (102b 8x4)

37.1

Warne to Trescothick, no run, flat and on the stumps, defence played and misses, off the pad to the off side

37.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, defended carefully this time

37.3

Warne to Trescothick, no run, shorter and outside the off, punched to mid-on

37.4

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, tossed up plenty and Trescothick shovels it through square-leg to bring up the 150

37.6

Warne to Trescothick, no run, quicker one outside the off, Warne looking for the rough but misses, through to the keeper

England 151/1   ME Trescothick 58* (107b 8x4)

38.6

Lee to Trescothick, FOUR, over pitched and outside the off stump, Trescothick leans in to that one and drives through cover in style

England 156/1   ME Trescothick 62* (108b 9x4)

39.2

Warne to Trescothick, no run, tossed up and outside the off, Trescothick gets his foot out and defends

39.3

Warne to Trescothick, 1 run, confidently lap swept down to fine-leg

England 158/1   ME Trescothick 63* (110b 9x4)

40.1

Lee to Trescothick, no run, bouncer, ducked under

40.2

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

40.3

Lee to Trescothick, no run, length ball on the stumps, Trescothick defends carefully

40.4

Lee to Trescothick, no run, short of a length and outside the off, played away off the back foot to point

40.5

Lee to Trescothick, no run, just short of a length once more, climbing on Trescothick who stands tall and defends

40.6

Lee to Trescothick, no run, quick one outside the off, defended carefully to cover

England 162/1   ME Trescothick 63* (116b 9x4)

41.5

Warne to Trescothick, OUT, full and spinning a bit, Trescothick goes for the sweep, the ball hits bat, glove, Trescothick's leg and God only knows what else. It then hits Gilchrist on the thigh and pops up in the air and he snatches a catch!

ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Warne 63 (196m 117b 9x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

England 163/2   ME Trescothick 63 (117b 9x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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